Sponsored Athletes

Meggan Dawson-Farrell

Wheelchair Athlete

Meggan Dawson-Farrell was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus affecting her lower limb mobility.  She discovered her talent and passion for wheelchair racing as a teenager after attending a youth sports camp and has raced ever since, representing Scotland and Team GB.

Her career highlights include representing Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where she competed in the Women’s T54, 1500m.

Meggan currently holds all T54 Womens Track and Road records from 100m to Marathon.

Constantly looking ahead, Meggan is working towards many goals for the future including qualifying standard for World Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Training takes up most of Meggan’s time but when not in the gym or on the track she loves to walk her dogs Tilly and Rona, do jigsaws and watch movies.

Natalie Milne

Triathlete

Natalie began her athletic career as a swimmer with an interest in X country and athletics. After inspiration from her school teacher she tried out her first triathlon in 2006 , she was, by her own admission, overwhelmed by the race and the atmosphere but determined to win she secured her first podium place!

She continued to progress in triathlon and became Scottish Junior champion two years running and also joined the Scottish Triathlon performance squads

For a couple of years Natalie battled with some injuries which delayed her Triathlon training but not to be held back, she satisfied her competitive nature by competing in the National XC Mountain Bike series and bagged podium finishes in a number of races.

nm-232x197In 2012 Natalie began working full time towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  2012-2013 saw her competing around Europe as part of the ITU World Series and she was proud to be first out of the water at in Kitzbuhel, Austria and finished in 22nd place overall.  Travelling further afield, Natalie enjoyed worldwide trips with the ITU World Series races in Auckland, New Zealand and Yokohama, Japan.

Natalie was honoured and delighted to represent Team Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of the Triathlon Mixed Team Relay event.  Competing in front of a home crowd was something of an experience!   With a new support  team on board and the prospect of 2018 Commonwealth Games in mind, Natalie is relishing the challenges of her Triathlon career and all it brings.

When Natalie isn’t hard at work training she spends her time teaching young people to swim and finding a good coffee shop to chill in!
You can read more about Natalie and keep up with her news HERE

 

Fraser Moore

Professional Golfer

Growing up watching Tiger Woods, who he considers to be the greatest golfer of all time, Fraser fell in love with golf.   Inspired by his hero making golf cool again and an athlete’s game, he decided to pursue a serious hobby which has subsequently turned into a career.FM1

Attending local schools in Stenhouse Muir and Larbert, Fraser graduated from Stirling University in 2015 with BSc in Sport Studies and MSc in Management and Marketing.

As a world ranked amateur, Fraser has represented Scotland and GB many times notably; Great Britain Universities International, Scottish Universities International Winner, Niagara Cup R/U Cameron Corbett Vase, he captained the Scotland European Club Trophy Team and has won the Scottish Club Championship twice.

He turned professional in November 2015 and is attached to Glenbervie Golf Club.

Fraser likes the fact that when out on the course all the pressure is on him and whether he wins or loses rests on his shoulders.  He is a keen fitness enthusiast, loves film and not surprisingly watching and playing other sports.

Working closely on his fitness with the Life Fit team, Fraser is constantly striving to be the best he can be and has his sights set on gaining a European Tour card and winning on the European Tour.

 

 

 

Freya Ross

Distance Athlete

Freya made an early start in athletics at the young age of just eight years old.  Realising she preferred the long distances (800m at that stage!) she pursued her running as earlier interests in gymnastics and swimming fell by the wayside.

Excited and inspired by her older brothers Scottish Schools Cross Country team selection and his prestigious blue and white kit, she began to follow her dreams to compete internationally.

She realised her ambitionsFM 1 successfully for the first time in 2001 representing Team GB at the European Cross Country Championships.

Freya represented Scotland in the 5000 metres and 10000 metres in the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and successfully completed her first London Marathon in 2012 finishing an impressive 13th place with an overall time of 2:28:10, and 2nd Brit home.

Due to the withdrawal of the injured Paula Radcliffe, Freya was awarded a place on the GB Team for London 2012. She was the first British athlete home in 44th place in a time of 2:32:14.

In 2016 Freya aims to become a double Olympian by gaining selection for Rio.

When Freya does have any spare time she is an excellent cook and has self published a book of recipes she enjoys on a regular basis.

 

 

 

Jordyn Smith

Taekwondo Player

At 15 years old, Jordyn is an ambassador for her sport.  Starting out at the age of just 4 years old with Central Taekwondo, she now has her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics 2020.Jordyn May 16

Under the experienced guidance of Master David Bailey, she is currently European Champion in 33kg Division, Bronze World Medal holder and ranked third in the world in her sport.

The Larbert High School student trains every available moment but enjoys spending time with her friends when her schedule allows!

Jordyn is a determined and ambitious athlete who claims her proudest moment yet is becoming European champion after some very tough preliminary matches.